Odhikar’s Declaration on the occasion of International Day of the Disappeared

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30th August is observed as the International Day of the Disappeared to mark the day globally and show solidarity to the victims of enforced disappearance. In 2011, the United Nations decided to observe the day every year in order to raise voice against enforced disappearance around the world. Odhikar as an organisation of human rights defenders, is struggling to establish civil and political rights in Bangladesh. Odhikar has prepared a declaration on this occasion and organised rallies and meetings with its network of human rights defenders in Rajshahi, Khulna, Chittagong and Sylhet to mark this international day.

Statement_Odhikar’s declaration on disappearance_30 Aug 14 (full text in English, PDF)

Source: Odhikar